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El Varadero

) #57 of 155 Restaurants in Isla Mujeres €€ - €€€ Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
Calle de Septiembre 16, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ropa vieja” (9 reviews)
“fried fish” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Calle de Septiembre 16, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 165 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the trip away from North beach...had chicken fricasse, tostones, sweet plantains and guacamole as well as drinks. Food was great, service outstanding and the live band topped it off.

1  Thank toxypharmgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is a little off the beaten path. We were looking for another place and stumbled upon El Varadero. It's advertised as a Cuban restaurant, but they have a wide variety of seafood. It's a family run place, and the staff is most welcoming...More

Thank David_Brossette
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We were at this restaurant a year ago and sat out on the dock. The food was incredible - we had a seafood platter for four and couldn't eat it all. We just went back last week and they must be working on the part...More

Thank lorriflint
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Great live music! Nice food! Get the pork entrée! Lots of mosquitoes but great view for boat watching/docking and dancing.

Thank KGM37
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We ordered the fried fish and it was so tough we couldn't eat it plus the washrooms were horrible-- no toilet (hole in the floor) and the sink was hanging off the wall. The guacamole was, however, fantastic.

Thank Tangledjane
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We went for drinks and had some food too. Great mojitos and a fun Cuban band! We went back later in the week and there was another good band. The views are beautiful and some grew boats of by too or pull in! Definitely will...More

Thank Dtwellman
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The food is average quality and above average price but the Cuba band was great. We just came back from Havana so it was a pleasure to hear.

Thank ScottFreeVT
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Atmosphere: a small off the beaten path shanty. You're sitting on a dock, some tables covered under a straw roof some right in the open sun. They're was a small 3 peice band playing Cuban music. Just a true authentic local experience. Food: fish, fish,...More

1  Thank vspadea
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The Tix n Chix was absolutely amazing!!! Huge fish with great spices. The staff were super friendly and attentive. Just as we were finishing a wonderful meal, the Cuban band started playing. So much fun and entertaining. All of this came with a fantastic view...More

Thank Islandbound2010
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This was by FAR the worst meal of our trip. We were on Isla for a week and this was the ONLY truly bad meal we had. 1st I love LOVE love Cuban food. I know what it is, and isn't. First positives - 1....More

Thank Carl B
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Is it open Monday evenings?
14 November 2016|
Response from soneill0918 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. We are wanted to hear music so we went on a Saturday. Music 3-7 on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. I think they are only open until 8pm. Sorry I can't be more help
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de Septiembre 16, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres
  • Phone Number: 529988771600
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